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Josephus Daniels Says . . .

by Joseph L. Morrison The University of North Carolina Press (July 25, 2018)

In this study, Morrison traces Daniels's editorial opinions and policies from his early editorial apprenticeship to his appointment as Wilson's secretary of the navy. Morrison sheds light on the relationship...


Let Us Make Men

by D'Weston Haywood The University of North Carolina Press (September 25, 2018)

During its golden years, the twentieth-century black press was a tool of black men's leadership, public voice, and gender and identity formation. Those at the helm of black newspapers used their platforms to...


Yours in Sisterhood

by Amy Erdman Farrell The University of North Carolina Press (November 09, 2000)

In the winter of 1972, the first issue of Ms. magazine hit the newsstands. For some activists in the women's movement, the birth of this new publication heralded feminism's coming of age; for others, it signaled...


Fact and Fiction

by John Hollowell The University of North Carolina Press (November 01, 2017)

Journalists and novelists responded to the pervasive social changes of the 1960s in America with a variety of experiments in nonfiction. Those who have praised the vitality of the new journalism have seen it...


Language Variety in the New South

by Jeffrey Reaser, Eric Wilbanks, Karissa Wojcik & Walt Wolfram The University of North Carolina Press (March 15, 2018)

Bringing together scholars from a range of disciplines to assess the use and meaning of language in the South, a region rich in dialects and variants, this comprehensive edited collection reflects the cutting-edge...


Print News and Raise Hell

by Kenneth Joel Zogry The University of North Carolina Press (February 01, 2018)

For over 125 years, the Daily Tar Heel has chronicled life at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and at times pushed and prodded the university community on issues of local, state, and national...


Lost Sound

by Jeff Porter The University of North Carolina Press (March 11, 2016)

From Archibald MacLeish to David Sedaris, radio storytelling has long borrowed from the world of literature, yet the narrative radio work of well-known writers and others is a story that has not been told before....


Hoi Toide on the Outer Banks

by Walt Wolfram & Natalie Schilling-Estes The University of North Carolina Press (November 09, 2000)

As many visitors to Ocracoke will attest, the island's vibrant dialect is one of its most distinctive cultural features. In Hoi Toide on the Outer Banks, Walt Wolfram and Natalie Schilling-Estes present a fascinating...


King Football

by Michael Oriard The University of North Carolina Press (December 15, 2005)

This landmark work explores the vibrant world of football from the 1920s through the 1950s, a period in which the game became deeply embedded in American life. Though millions experienced the thrills of college...


Jane Grey Swisshelm

by Sylvia D. Hoffert The University of North Carolina Press (January 20, 2011)

Nineteenth-century newspaper editor Jane Grey Swisshelm (1815-1884) was an unconventionally ambitious woman. While she struggled in private to be a dutiful daughter, wife, and mother, she publicly critiqued...


Talkin' Tar Heel

by Walt Wolfram & Jeffrey Reaser The University of North Carolina Press (April 07, 2014)

Are you considered a "dingbatter," or outsider, when you visit the Outer Banks?

Have you ever noticed a picture in your house hanging a little "sigogglin," or crooked?

Do you enjoy spending time with your "buddyrow,"...


Froth and Scum

by Andie Tucher The University of North Carolina Press (November 09, 2000)

Two notorious antebellum New York murder cases--a prostitute slashed in an elegant brothel and a tradesman bludgeoned by the brother of inventor Samuel Colt--set off journalistic scrambles over the meanings...


The Language of the Heart

by Trysh Travis The University of North Carolina Press (January 01, 2010)

In The Language of the Heart, Trysh Travis explores the rich cultural history of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and its offshoots and the larger "recovery movement" that has grown out of them. Moving from AA's beginnings...


Secrets of Victory

by Michael S. Sweeney The University of North Carolina Press (January 14, 2003)

During World War II, the civilian Office of Censorship supervised a huge and surprisingly successful program of news management: the voluntary self-censorship of the American press. In January 1942, censorship...


Removable Type

by Phillip H. Round The University of North Carolina Press (October 11, 2010)

In 1663, the Puritan missionary John Eliot, with the help of a Nipmuck convert whom the English called James Printer, produced the first Bible printed in North America. It was printed not in English but in Algonquian,...


Self-Exposure

by Charles L. Ponce de Leon The University of North Carolina Press (October 15, 2003)

Few features of contemporary American culture are as widely lamented as the public's obsession with celebrity--and the trivializing effect this obsession has on what appears as news. Nevertheless, America's...


A History of the Book in America

by David Paul Nord, Joan Shelley Rubin & Michael Schudson The University of North Carolina Press (December 01, 2015)

The fifth volume of A History of the Book in America addresses the economic, social, and cultural shifts affecting print culture from World War II to the present. During this period factors such as the expansion...


The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture

by Michael Montgomery & Ellen Johnson The University of North Carolina Press (February 01, 2014)

The fifth volume of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture explores language and dialect in the South, including English and its numerous regional variants, Native American languages, and other non-English...


Community Journalism

by Jock Lauterer The University of North Carolina Press (November 20, 2009)

No matter how ambitious they may be, most novice journalists don't get their start at the New York Times. They get their first jobs at smaller local community newspapers that require a different style of reporting...


Pages from the Past

by Carolyn Kitch The University of North Carolina Press (May 18, 2006)

American popular magazines play a role in our culture similar to that of public historians, Carolyn Kitch contends. Drawing on evidence from the pages of more than sixty magazines, including Newsweek, Rolling...


Classical Rhetoric and Its Christian and Secular Tradition from Ancient to Modern Times

by George A. Kennedy The University of North Carolina Press (July 11, 2003)

Since its original publication by UNC Press in 1980, this book has provided thousands of students with a concise introduction and guide to the history of the classical tradition in rhetoric, the ancient but...


A History of the Book in America

by Carl F. Kaestle & Janice A. Radway The University of North Carolina Press (December 01, 2015)

In a period characterized by expanding markets, national consolidation, and social upheaval, print culture picked up momentum as the nineteenth century turned into the twentieth. Books, magazines, and newspapers...


Black Newspapers and America's War for Democracy, 1914-1920

by William G. Jordan The University of North Carolina Press (January 14, 2003)

During World War I, the publishers of America's crusading black newspapers faced a difficult dilemma. Would it be better to advance the interests of African Americans by affirming their patriotism and offering...


James J. Kilpatrick

by William P. Hustwit The University of North Carolina Press (May 01, 2013)

James J. Kilpatrick was a nationally known television personality, journalist, and columnist whose conservative voice rang out loudly and widely through the twentieth century. As editor of the Richmond News...


A History of the Book in America

by Robert A. Gross & Mary Kelley The University of North Carolina Press (July 15, 2010)

Volume Two of A History of the Book in America documents the development of a distinctive culture of print in the new American republic.

Between 1790 and 1840 printing and publishing expanded, and literate publics...


Out on Assignment

by Alice Fahs The University of North Carolina Press (November 17, 2011)

Out on Assignment illuminates the lives and writings of a lost world of women who wrote for major metropolitan newspapers at the start of the twentieth century. Using extraordinary archival research, Alice Fahs...


Slang and Sociability

by Connie Eble The University of North Carolina Press (December 01, 2012)

Slang is often seen as a lesser form of language, one that is simply not as meaningful or important as its 'regular' counterpart. Connie Eble refutes this notion as she reveals the sources, poetry, symbolism,...


Epistolary Practices

by William Merrill Decker The University of North Carolina Press (November 09, 2000)

Letters have long been read as primary sources for biography and

history, but their performative, fictive, and textual dimensions

have only recently attracted serious notice. In this book, William Merrill Decker...


Reality Radio

by John Biewen & Alexa Dilworth The University of North Carolina Press (March 15, 2010)

Over the last few decades, the radio documentary has developed into a strikingly vibrant form of creative expression. Millions of listeners hear arresting, intimate storytelling from an ever-widening array of...


A History of the Book in America

by Hugh Amory & David D. Hall The University of North Carolina Press (September 15, 2009)

The Colonial Book in the Atlantic World carries the interrelated stories of publishing, writing, and reading from the beginning of the colonial period in America up to 1790. Three major themes run through the...


Saving Community Journalism

by Penelope Muse Abernathy The University of North Carolina Press (April 29, 2014)

America's community newspapers have entered an age of disruption. Towns and cities continue to need the journalism and advertising so essential to nurturing local identity and connection among citizens. But...


Tribal Television

by Dustin Tahmahkera The University of North Carolina Press (October 30, 2014)

Native Americans have been a constant fixture on television, from the dawn of broadcasting, when the iconic Indian head test pattern was frequently used during station sign-ons and sign-offs, to the present....


A History of the Book in America

by Scott E. Casper, Jeffrey D. Groves, Stephen W. Nissenbaum & Michael Winship The University of North Carolina Press (September 15, 2009)

Volume 3 of A History of the Book in America narrates the emergence of a national book trade in the nineteenth century, as changes in manufacturing, distribution, and publishing conditioned, and were conditioned...


Paulo Freire and the Cold War Politics of Literacy

by Andrew J. Kirkendall The University of North Carolina Press (October 06, 2010)

In the twentieth century, illiteracy and its elimination were political issues important enough to figure in the fall of governments (as in Brazil in 1964), the building of nations (in newly independent African...


Amazing Place

by Marianne Gingher The University of North Carolina Press (March 23, 2015)

Some of us understand place in terms of family and community, landscape, or even the weather. For others, the idea of place becomes more distinct and particular: the sound of someone humming while washing dishes,...


Signs of Cherokee Culture: Sequoyah's Syllabary in Eastern Cherokee Life

by Margaret Bender The University of North Carolina Press (April 03, 2003)

Based on extensive fieldwork in the community of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians in western North Carolina, this book uses a semiotic approach to investigate the historic and contemporary role of the Sequoyan...